Has the Marlins Trade With the Blue Jays Panned Out?

Adeiny-Hechavarria

Let's revisit that trade made in November, 2012 for a moment. Consider the main pieces in the deal - Mark Buerhle, Josh Johnson, Emilio Bonifacio, John Buck, and Jose Reyes all headed north to Toronto while the Fish received Henderson Alvarez, Jake Marisnick, Adeiny Hechavarria, Anthony DeSclafani, Justin Nicolino, Jeff Mathis, and Yunel Escobar. The Marlins contended they got younger and … [Read more...]

Re-evaluating the Marlins and Blue Jays Trade

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The Marlins recently signed Chone Figgins to a minor league contract. This guy, back in 2009, was an MVP candidate for the Angels as he was a one-man wrecking crew getting on base, stealing bases, and scoring runs. His stint in Seattle, however, was a disaster. One of the heavy criticisms this offseason has been that the Marlins had a fire sale and shipped off their best players for nothing in … [Read more...]

Not Safe At Home: An Analysis of the Marlins Trade With the Blue Jays

Jeffrey Loria

Some want to claim that this is the end of the line for the Marlins. That this deal will destroy their franchise and kill baseball in Miami once and for all. Others, a little more apologetically, urge caution and say that this deal does make baseball sense - if anyone is willing to listen to reason. Somewhere in the middle is the truth. Yes, the Marlins broke free of their three year watch … [Read more...]

Confused? Marlins Deal With Blue Jays Makes Sense When Put In the Right Perspective

So how do you repair a team fresh off a 93 loss season? You gut its roster and start over, right? Normally, this is the kind of thing that you would expect from a professional franchise. Your team loses 93 games, is near the bottom in most major offensive categories (29th in runs scored, 24th in batting average, 26th in on-base percentage, 24th in slugging percentage), and you expect change. … [Read more...]

Indefensible: Marlins Trade 5 Starters to Blue Jays

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Another Marlins' offseason, another salary dumping fire sale. The rhetoric will be that the team needs to save money, it's revenue and attendance figures didn't match their anticipated projections. The team, which spent $191M last offseason, vastly underperformed, too. Ozzie Guillen, the manager who the Marlins greatly anticipated, didn't deliver wins but instead problems and he was … [Read more...]

The Toronto Blue Jays and Miami Marlins consummated one of the largest trades in baseball history Tuesday, in what amounted to an epic backpedal from the Marlins’ aggressive spending less than one year ago. – MLB News | FOX Sports on MSN

The Blue Jays are set to acquire starters Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, shortstop Jose Reyes, infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck from the Marlins, sources told FOXSports.com. The Marlins will receive a package that includes shortstops Yunel Escobar and Adeiny Hechavarria, major-league starter Henderson Alvarez, minor-league starter Justin Nicolino and center fielder … [Read more...]

Miami Marlins: Marlins uncertain whether Emilio Bonifacio will play again in 2012 – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

WASHINGTON— Manager Ozzie Guillen after watching Emilio Bonifacio re-injure his surgically repaired left thumb Friday night had no doubt his second baseman was done for the season. Saturday, Guillen wasn't quite as certain, but he's still operating under the premise Bonifacio's next game will be in spring training. Marlins General Manager Michael Hill chose not to speculate until after the … [Read more...]

Rotten Fish: Are the Marlins the Worst Team in Baseball?

The Marlins are scoring just 2.45 runs per game since the All Star Break. They are 29th in all of baseball in runs scored with only 392 runs scored all season. They are 26th in all of baseball with a .242 team batting average. The Marlins are 25th overall in baseball with a .308 on base percentage. Does this sound like a good team to you? Right now, the Fish are horrible. They are not … [Read more...]

Twitter Your Miami Marlins

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Just wanted to post an update on the Miami Marlins players that are available via Twitter: Heath Bell @heathbell21 Steve Cishek @srshrek31 Logan Morrison @lomomarlins Hanley Ramirez @hanleyramirez Emilio Bonifacio @elboni_1 Ozzie Guillen @ozzieguillen Eduardo Perez @perezed Gaby Sanchez @gabysanchez15 John Buck @14buckshot Brett Hayes @bretthayes9 Bryan Petersen … [Read more...]